Definition of the Human Being
One who actualizes his mental visions/imaginations and has expectation for healthiness of mind. Since the beginning of Human history, we have used our faculty of imagination to understand our surroundings and learnt to modify and live with them. We have thus actualized our imagination, be it using tools, agriculture, to advanced machines and computer with AI, etc. We have achieved many milestones in this respect.
Each one of us desires to have a healthy mind. We don’t want internal conflict. We want to be in a state if synergy – within ourselves and with our surroundings, which we can call happiness. We have yet to achieve any real progress in this regard.
Human Purpose / Goal
The universal human goal is intellectual resolution in the Self, Prosperity in Family, Trust in Society and Coexistence in Nature. Our basic purpose is to have knowledge, to be awakened, to live in ‘human-consciousness’, be happy, live with ‘perfect-human-conduct’. This is our Universal goal, whether we know it or now.
Today, we have and live a set of assumed goals which is a sum total of our impressions, the influences from the environment and our bodies. Our goals, hence are not really our own, which is why they are not stable. Which is why ‘satisfaction’ remains elusive.
The Human Being is combined form of the conscious jeevan and the physical-chemical body. There is quantitative change in the body from the time to conception to death. There is Qualitative change in the conscious jeevan.
Activities like understanding, thinking, desiring, expecting, using logic, imagination, etc are in the conscious self or jeevan. Activities like physical transformation, digestion, breathing, eating, excretion, etc are in the Body. Every human being has the ‘freedom of imagination’ (kalapana-sheelta) and ‘freedom of action’ (karma-svatantrata)
We currently try to understand the human being solely on the basis of the body, which is not going to be possible.
There are a total of 30 identified universal human values:
Universal values in society are: Steadfastness, Courageousness, Generosity; and Kindness, Graciousness & Benevolence.
Values in the Self are: Happiness, Peace, Satisfaction & Bliss.
Values in human-human relationship are: Trust, Respect, Affection, Care, Guidance, Glory, Worship, Gratitude, & Love. These 9 values reside in us as ‘established values’ and we express them in relationship as 9 ‘expressed values’.
What we call as values today stem from some belief or imagination or expectation for humanness.
Laws of Living
Once we understand reality, existence, and its inherent laws, we also understand and accept the universal laws of living for a human being:
intellectual law: that ensures balance & healthiness of mind: a) non-accumulation b) affection c) knowledge d) straightforwardness e) fearlessness
social law: that ensures balance and regulated behaviour in societal living: a) self-wealth b) morality in marital life c) kindness in behavior
natural law: that ensures balance and enrichment of nature: a) coexistence b) utility & complementariness
Today, our laws of living or lack thereof are a set of assumptions based on society, culture, religion, belief and our own fancy imagination.
There are 7 human relationships in all: Mother-Father & Son-Daughter, Brother-Sister, Friends, Teacher-Student, Husband-Wife, Colleague-Co worker & Relationship with Society/ Larger Order. The values in relationships like Trust, Affection, etc are expressed as expectations and fulfilled in these relationships
We assume today that relationships have to be made, or forged. Whereas, relationship IS in existence. We are inalienably related to every other human. When we accept our responsibility and duty towards the other human live together, it is called family.
Today, our notion of relationship is either related to the Body, or some kind of gain that comes from that association. Which is why we can ‘make’ and ‘break’ relationships today.
Is defined as having & living with righteous wealth, fidelity in marital relationship and displaying kindness in behaviour. Righteous wealth is defined as material goods acquired via ones physical efforts on nature, or that received as gifts or at social functions. Kindness in behaviour means letting live & live.
Even today, someone that interferes in anothers marital life, does harm to the others mind, or wealth, or steals, etc is called upon as a criminal and said to have bad character.
This is defined as State Ethics and Religious Ethics. State Ethics is defined as the protection of ones body, mind & wealth. Religious Ethics is defined as the right-utilization of ones body, mind & wealth
Ethics can only be understood when we understand Humane Organization, its purpose, and our participation in it. Ethics today attempt to derive from morals, but since there is no Universal basis for the same, it ends being faith based. This is why Ethics are not natural today, rather we have to talk to enforcing ethics.
– shriram n | student | jan 2015